Definition of gratuity in English:

gratuity

Line breaks: gra¦tu|ity
Pronunciation: /grəˈtjuːɪti
 
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noun (plural gratuities)

  • 2British A sum of money paid to an employee at the end of a period of employment: an end-of-contract gratuity of 20% of the total pay received
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    • Well, as part of my pay for February, I received my gratuity for the contract period that ended December 31, 2002.
    • Charitable payments or gratuities given by employers should not be deducted from awards of damages as it is important not to discourage benevolence.
    • Government has been implored to intervene in the labour stand-off between the company and its workers following failure by management to pay gratuity to over 400 employees.

Origin

late 15th century (denoting graciousness or favour): from Old French gratuité or medieval Latin gratuitas 'gift', from Latin gratus 'pleasing, thankful'.

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